Netflix Confirms 'House Of Cards' Will End After Season 6 Amid Kevin Spacey Sexual Abuse Allegations
Netflix's House of Cards will come tumbling down after the sixth season. The streaming service officially announced on Monday, Oct. 30, that the political drama's upcoming sixth season will be the show's final chapter.
The production of the sixth season is currently underway and Netflix will launch its last 13 episodes of House of Cards in 2018 with executive producers Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese.
In March, rumors started swirling that the show is nearing its end after creator Beau Willimon stepped down as the showrunner, which also led to a delay in the show's airing.
The Netflix original, which stars actor Kevin Spacey as the manipulative and conniving Frank Underwood, became the streaming service's first major hit shortly after its debut in 2013.
The series has picked up a total of 46 Emmy nominations over the years and has six wins under its belt. Spacey and co-star Robin Wright, who plays his on-screen wife Claire Underwood, also won Golden Globes for their performances on the show.
The cancellation comes a day after Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Spacey in an interview with Buzzfeed, as previously reported. Rapp alleged that Spacey made sexual advances toward him in 1986 when he was only 14 years old and Spacey, 26.
Rapp claimed that Spacey invited him over to his house for a party and when they were alone, he picked him up and laid him down on to his bed before climbing on top of him. Hours after Rapp's allegations surfaced, Spacey issued a lengthy statement on Twitter to apologize for his retrospective behavior and also came out as a gay man in the process.
In the wake of the scandal, Netflix also released a statement saying that it was "deeply troubled" by the allegations against Spacey.
"In response to last night's revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported," the company said. "As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time."
While House of Cards is coming to an end, sources have revealed to Deadline that Netflix is considering the idea of a spinoff series that could feature one of the show's several characters as the main protagonist.